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Q: How similar is GoodMaps Explore to Nearby Explorer?

A: GoodMaps is a separate company from APH, and GoodMaps Explore is a separate app from Nearby Explorer. GoodMaps is solely responsible for the development and financial support of GoodMaps Explore. For questions about Nearby Explorer please reach out to APH support. GoodMaps Explore works outdoors as well as in a set of Indoor Venues that have been mapped by our team. Our outdoor capabilities are streamlined to work for most users and support core outdoor features needed for navigation. Our goal is to make Explore available for a large number of users, which means we won't have every feature Nearby Explorer has. Explore has a predetermined set of configurations that make it easy for new users to learn the app. This was an intentional choice GoodMaps made to lower the barrier of entry for more blind users. Additionally, we are working on exciting outdoor features that Nearby would not be able to accomplish.